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The College of Built Environments has an outstanding opportunity for a 50%-100%FTE Research Scientist 2. This position works with Building Performance Analysis and Simulation. It Support the Lab's mission of improving energy and environmental performance of buildings. This position will also assist with grant-funded research projects, provide technical simulation support at the University of Washington Integrated Design Lab (UW IDL).
This position is anticipated to range between 50% FTE to 100% FTE depending on funding availability in the research area covered by the position description below.
Simulation support,data collection and equipment maintenance,data analysis, report writing, graduate student supervision for industry-funded projects
•Apply basic building science principles in design analysis •Assist in delivery of technical assistance, research, and analysis •Perform parametric building performance simulation •Collaborate with faculty and graduate students to assist with research, analysis, and project coordination •Edit and write reports of research including the assembly, organization, analysis and interpretation of data •Prepare and present written and oral reports of research and analyses •Represent the UW IDL at meetings and/or conferences •Use 3D modeling, word processing, graphics, statistical, data visualization, spreadsheet and/or database software
Lead or supervisory responsibilities: •Incorporate graduate students in project and simulation activities •Delegate work to graduate students and manage their activities in the lab
•Works under limited supervision, demonstrating the ability to work independently. •Identifies problems and related technical issues leading to long-term, generic solutions; assignments are of moderate complexity involving potentially conflicting design requirements, unavailability of materials or processes, etc.. •Develops extensions to existing methods. •Can create, monitor, and implement effective plans; assist in procurement of additional/new funding through contributions to technical proposal preparation and/or presentation. Contributes to positive customer relationships through efficient interaction on current grants/projects. •Performs tasks of a larger scope and often leads specific tasks within the project scope. •Monitors the work of junior staff to ensure that procedures are followed; interacts in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals; provides ideas to improve efficiency at group level.
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Master’s in Architecture or related field; experience may not substitute for minimum degree required
Three months to one year: Knowledge of basic building science principles, skilled at parametric building performance simulation, experience in field data collection of energy, lighting, indoor environmental quality, and clear written and verbal communication skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Desired Experience: Knowledge of building science research methods, building codes, architecture/engineering practice experience, data visualization.
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